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Old 02-21-2009, 11:14 PM
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Cost of Parts via Fastlane

Is it my imagination or just the parts I have needed that indicate that Fastlane Mercedes parts are not as competitively priced as they used to be?
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:26 PM
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I have this feeling that this is going to get censored by the shopforum government.....


:EDIT: Moved to the correct forum, Fastlane & AllPartsExpress Feedback.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:07 AM
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:56 AM
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Hey, the fastlane guys have to eat too, right? Personally I don't mind buying parts from them because I know that some of the profit they make off of me goes to keeping this forum online. I for one, can say that this forum has saved me much more money than any small increase in price could offset.
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Roger that BOBS
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:34 AM
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They seem to be about 5 to 10 percent off from a competitor in texas, but I use them since this forum is helpful.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:20 PM
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Look at AllPartsExpress also. That might be a little cheaper. I still don't quite understand the two options.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:39 PM
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What I've noticed is that FastLane has stopped offering some of the cheaper versions of certain parts...perhaps due to unsatisfactory quality?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:51 PM
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What I've noticed is that FastLane has stopped offering some of the cheaper versions of certain parts...perhaps due to unsatisfactory quality?
I would bet that this is the case....
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:14 PM
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Some comments...

1) Some of the cheaper versions have been dropped in Fastlane
2) There are still some cheaper alternatives in AllPartsExpress because we use different suppliers in that store.
3) Mercedes raised parts prices across the board at the beginning of this year so all of our genuine Mercedes parts went up.

As always, call or email Phil if you have a specific need. He can often find the part at a lower price than it appears in the Fastlane catalog and will pass the lower cost on to you.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:42 PM
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regardless, Fastlane is probably the best vendor to buy your parts from.
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